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EA reportedly buys Australian developer IronMonkey Studios

Could explain iPhone's Mirror's Edge delay

EA reportedly buys Australian developer IronMonkey Studios
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Australian website Tsumea claims to have it from reliable sources that Electronic Arts has bought up developer Melbourne-based IronMonkey Studios.

It doesn't seem at all unreasonable, given that the two companies have forged a very strong relationship recently, with IronMonkey being responsible for some of EA's most technically impressive and prestigious iPhone titles, including Need for Speed: Shift, Need for Speed: Undercover, The Sims 3 and, most recently, Mirror's Edge.

This latter game is one that we've particularly been looking forward to, and talk of a company buyout would explain the delays in Mirror's Edge making its way to the App Store despite clearly having been completed.

This comes only a few months after EA snapped up social game firm Playfish for a whopping $300 million. The IronMonkey Studios deal is unconfirmed at the moment, but we'll keep you posted.